Silexica’s team is made up of so many awesome personalities and intelligent minds. This time, let’s meet our Product Manager for SLX FPGA Stephane who works remotely from Ottawa, Canada!
Hiking in Yosemite valley
WHERE AND WHAT?
I live in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. I am the Product Manager for SLX FPGA.
BEST THING ABOUT SILEXICA?
The people and the technology! I am privileged to work with such a talented and motivated team. We have great tech that is solving a difficult and ever increasing problem. There is a terrific vibe at Silexica, lots of energy and enthusiasm…and hard work! Working remotely has enabled me to be a part of all this without having to relocate my family.
Picture of my girlfriend and I riding around the Santa Cruz hills in my buddy’s Cobra
BEST DEVELOPMENTS SINCE YOU JOINED?
I’ve been here for only two months, so it’s a brief window, but I think one of the things that stood out the most for me is how Silexica went all in for the Xilinx XDF series. We invested heavily, and it really paid off. We raised awareness in the user community as well as within Xilinx, got great direct feedback, which helped to validate our value proposition, and are now enjoying several customer engagements.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Playing live music in bars, spending time at the cottage by the lake, hiking in the mountains, travelling, watching movies with my daughters, and skiing!
WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU HADN’T BECOME AN ENGINEER?
Lead singer in a rock band, teaching, and writing books for kids to learn how to program, summer camp director!
ADVICE TO FUTURE SILEXICANS?
Don’t settle for what looks achievable, go for what you want. Jump in, work really hard and just figure it out!
View from the front of my cottage, this is my zen place!